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They did get money to go to the Olympics in the past

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Who pays for athletes to go to Olympics?

Their sponsors.

How much money do Olympic athletes make in a year?

It depends on the country. Most Olympians are paid by their government. US Athlete's are not, in fact, US athletes are volunteers. They make money through sponsorships, endorsements, and in some sports prize money. Unfortunately that can add up to be a boatload of cash or not much at all depending on the sport and the individual athlete.

How would athletes travel from Australia to go to the London 2012 Olympics?

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Who are the athletes from Fiji going to the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

Go to Then click on 'athletes' and pick Fiji. You'll get athlete pictures with their names and sport.

Why athletes go to the winter Olympics and compete?

To represent excellence in their sport among nations and representing a nation.

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How many athletes from the US participate in the Olympics?

According to the United States Olympic Committee, the US sent 613 athletes to compete in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens and 211 athletes to compete in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin.

What sports did athletes participate in at the first Olympics in ancient Greece?

Chariot Racing- something unfair was girls weren't allowed to go to Olympics or school in that time!

Why did the Greeks agree every for you to stop fighting for any grief period?

The Greeks stopped fighting every four years for the Olympics because the Olympics honored the gods.

How many winter olympic athletes?

There Is Probbly Over 3,000 people in the Olympics. Or you can go on google to find out more information about that.

When do olympic athletes go home?

Hi, Maybe this will answer your question. I'm really not for sure when the Olympian athletes go home. The Olympics are active for two months usually start in July and end in the second week of August. They may go home on second week of August, its usually when the Olympics end. ~S. Bryant Future Track Olympian

How much do the us athletes get paid for winning silver and bronze medals?

Athletes do not get paid for winning any of the medals. It is the honor for them and their country. Some do get endorsements from various companies like Nike, but for most they go home to their normal lives.